Prologue Profiles

"Make it. That's it. It's not gonna happen the first time you do it and you cannot become discouraged that it didn't work because all it is is just, 'Do it again.'" - Jeff Laub

After college Jeff wanted out from his law job. Jeff took action and in 2009 co-founded the Blind Barber, a bar/barbershop in the East Village of New York City.

Earlier this year the Blind Barber opened its second location in Culver City LA.

You'll hear Jeff discuss how he took the Blind Barber from an idea on his mom's couch to opening its doors on 10th st and avenue B, the contagiousness of confidence, and how hearing 'No' just means your work isn't done.

Direct download: 028__Jeff_Laub__Hospitality_Entrepreneur.mp3
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"Being realistic is a silly thing. You should swing for the fences and go for the bigger or better thing." - Shane Snow

Shane Snow has a really cool name. He also has a really cool story.

After college, Shane moved to New York to become a tech journalist. Without any credible experience to build on, Shane's goal was to be published in Wired within a year. By using his technique of non-traditional ladder climbing he made it happen in 8 months, and now is regularly published in Wired magazine.

Shane's also the co-founder of Contently a tech startup which has figured out how to create a marketplace to match the growing number of freelance journalists looking for work with the growing number of companies looking to hire them.

You'll hear Shane discuss his effective use of non-traditional ladder climbing, the precious role of integrity and how going for what's bigger or better is always one step away.

Direct download: 027__Shane_Snow__Journalism_Entrepreneur.mp3
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